Wave Hill Family Art Project: Freedom Quilting Bee + Zig Zag Quartet Concert

Sunday, January 14, 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)
Free with admission; Concert tickets $28, $12/ages 8–18


The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings. n 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. These now-famous quilts would later go on to fund aspects of the community’s freedom. Create brilliant, improvisational compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric, just for the joy of it and to honor Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.

At 2 pm, see jazz ensemble Zig Zag Quartet play original tunes and arrangements of enduring American spirituals, such as Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water, and Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, as a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Eats & Treats: The Café in in historic Wave Hill House serves a menu of local, seasonal ingredients including warm entrées, sandwiches, salads and kid-friendly options.


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